Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The People Who Work Here: Pam Rodden

Our own Pam Rodden knows the factoring business well. She also really knows fishing, and that is another story.

It's a good story, one that a national bass fishing publication took notice of, too. The national Lady Bass Anglers Association August newsletter profiled Pam. The story appears here and can be found through this link as well.

Pam Rodden of Mesquite Texas grew up fishing around small farm ponds with her parents. Her earliest memories go back to when she was 6 or 7 years old. Those early experiences, have grown in to a lifetime of fishing. Her first tournament was in 1999 with the Dallas Bass’n Gals where some of her more recent memorable fishing moments have taken place. One that stands out strongly was the year she won big bass and big stringer of the year!

Pam’s two favorite lakes are Lake Fork and Lake Sam Ray-burn. Two great Texas bass lakes known beyond the state borders for being home to some really big bass. If you have ever fished with Pam you will know when she is getting ready to set the hook. She goes into this on point stance as the first indication of a bite and once she starts the hook set, it would be wise not to be too close as you will probably end up in the water.

American Receivable Corp and Rural Electric Services Are two organizations that proudly sponsor Pam as she fishes locally with the Dallas Bass’n Gals as well as when she fishes the LBAA on various lakes across the country.

When asked about her thoughts on the LBAA, Pam was quick to say “I see the LBAA getting bigger and better every year.”

Congratulations, Pam, on your fishing career. And thanks, too, for being a big part of American Receivable's success.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hiring the Experienced Worker: Barbara's Story

Barbara had already had one career when she came to our company. An invaluable executive assistant and manager for several long-term Dallas companies, she had worked hard to help establish and run several companies in a near 60-year career.

Barbara had more than earned her retirement. But she had other ideas.

Instead of finding a chair and a good book or puttering in her garden, Barbara came when we called. We needed someone here at American Receivable to answer phones, square up our filing systems and generally give us some much-needed relief.

American Receivable provides factoring and credit services for a number of companies in a variety of industries and has for over 32 years.

“We really needed administrative support help,” Anne Capps said. Anne is Executive Vice President at American Receivable, and utilized Barbara’s talents a great deal. “And Barbara was available and willing to jump in and help.”

Barbara came out of retirement and worked another 10 years with American Receivable before re-retiring again this last month.

“She was actually pretty indispensable and will be hard to replace,” Anne said.” It goes to show you the value of the veteran worker to a company. Barbara’s experience, even in a part-time capacity, saved us time, money and kept us on track”

Even in retirement Barbara volunteers for the Austin Street Shelter, gives hours each week to her church and heads up her neighborhood watch program just to name a few. Staying active is important to Barbara and it certainly shows.

Thanks, Barbara, for your service to our company and for setting a great example (and for letting us set a good example, too).

For more information about American Receivable, visit our website or call 972-404-4726.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pam Rodden makes the LBAA finals and heads for Kentucky...

Our own Pam Rodden made the final cut of the Ladies Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) this past week on Tennessee's Old Hickory Lake and will be heading to Kentucky for the finals
October 6-8.

Tournament fishing is extremely challenging and competitive but proved no match for Pam. Her dedication and patience paid off. Conditions were perfect for the tournament but expertise is what put pam in the finals.

Congratulations to Pam and all the other Ladies Bass Anglers. Best of luck in the finals, we hope you capture the title!!!